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The Perzine Is Political

Barnard Zine Library Curator Jenna Freedman made this guide for Word Up Community Bookshop's Lo'Mas Lit Book Club

Sillywish #5

zine cover: clip art crescent moon in wizard sleeping cap, bunny on sitting on the bottom crescent, playing with a birdSillywish #5, a zine by Ocean Capewell,
who made it in 1996, when she was 14.

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Additional discussion questions

  • If Ocean was 14 now, how do you think she would express herself?
  • What would make you choose making a print zine, vs. some of the digital options available to you in 2021?
  • What is or isn't political about this zine?